Data has long been one of any organisation’s most important assets, but the rapid emergence of AI as a tool for business growth has shone new light on how data is organised, analysed and secured. 

With Statista predicting that global data volumes will reach 180 zettabytes next year, data growth is creating multibillion dollar opportunities for technology suppliers that can help to store, manage, analyse, and secure that data. 

Business leaders who want to gain greater value from their data now face a bewildering array of choices regarding data architectures, from where they store their data (on premises or cloud, in a single location or many) through to how it is analysed and secured. 

Increasingly these choices have come to be thought of in terms of governance, as leaders realise the true value of their data is defined not only by what it contains, but by how it is managed and used. And critically, in light of a near-constant string of data breaches, they are considering the liability that data can present when found in the hands of the wrong people, and the strategies needed to prevent that from happening. 

In the inaugural State of Data report we explore the trends that are driving data analytics through to the latest strategies for how data is stored and secured, and focus on the rapidly maturing disciplines of data governance and AI governance

In these chapters hear from the following State of Data speakers: 

  • Tim Hogarth, CTO, ANZ 
  • Balamurugan P. M, CTO and GM for technology, NRL 
  • Dr Ian Oppermann, former chief data scientist for NSW 
  • Matt McKenzie, GM technology, Tabcorp 
  • Vasant Prabhu, global data protection lead, Toll Group 
  • Mark Knowles, general manager of security assurance, Xero 
  • Sarah Dods, advanced analytics and AI leader – Southern Hemisphere, GHD Digital 
  • Paul Ryan, strategic data and insights manager, Dulux 
  • Claire Mason, principle research scientist, CSIRO’s Data61 

State of Data was created using insights, research, and opinion from industry analysts, and end-user technology and data leaders, to provide a compelling overview of the key trends, challenges and threats in the Australian data industry in the last 12 months.  

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